About FIFA-Medical

While most sport scientists focused on improvement of performance, FIFA Medical has been pioneering in adopting a different approach to sports medicine, focusing on prevention and education instead. This allowed both to minimise any negative consequences of the game such as injuries and to fully explore its potential as a healthy leisure time activity and tool in health education.

Are isometric exercises a good treatment for tendinopathy ?

Are isometric exercises a good treatment for tendinopathy ?

This edition of the FastFact highlights an editorial, rather than original research, which has prompted an interesting online argument (look for the @BJSM_BMJ Twitter account) about a common clinical problem1. The editorial highlights that while isometric exercise has become a very popular treatment for the management of acute tendinopathy, the evidence for this approach is [...]
Tibia fracture

Tibia fracture

Case A 23-year-old recreational player presented with lower leg pain after a heavy tackle. He described being kicked in the lower leg and experiencing immediate pain. He was however able to get up and limp off. He was seen at a local emergency department where he was diagnosed with a contusion. Three weeks later he [...]
Taping, bracing and exercise can all help prevent ankle sprains

Taping, bracing and exercise can all help prevent ankle sprains

This FastFact showcases a clinical guideline which explores the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of lateral ankle sprains. It was created by a multi-disciplinary team of experts and is evidence-based1. Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in football. They can have significant morbidity and can be associated with recurring instability. One of the stated [...]
L3 Radiculopathy

L3 Radiculopathy

Case A 48-year-old male football coach presents with a four-month history of right sided buttock, hip and anterior thigh pain. It had not improved despite rest and physiotherapy treatment. He was found to have a positive femoral nerve stretch test, 4+/5 weakness of right hip flexion and knee extension and an absent patellar jerk. Findings [...]